The Algarve is extremely popular with overseas buyers looking for their slice of paradise in Portugal. But if you are undecided on exactly where in the Algarve you’d like to own a home, we’ve popped the spotlight on Tavira today, so that you can see if it would suit you.
Tavira is a charming town on the south coast of Portugal offers numerous reasons for prospective homeowners to consider investing in a property. Curious? Here are ten reasons to buy a home there…
1. Stunning beaches
The Algarve is known for its strand-out beaches and Tavira is no exception. A huge plus is that the waters are warmer here than other parts of the Algarve.
2. Tavira Island
Just south of the town, you’ll find the beautiful Tavira Island. Accessible by boat, the island’s beaches are picturesque and have been awarded a Blue Flag. Plus, you can visit Praia do Barril beach on Tavira Island features an unforgettable anchor cemetery. Once a tuna fishing location, the anchors were abandoned and left in the sand after the industry dried up.
3. Rich history and architecture
Tavira is steeped in history, with impressive landmarks such as the Roman bridge, Tavira Castle, and the 13th-century Santa Maria do Castelo Church. The town’s main square, Praça da República, features a beautiful water feature, cafes, and a small amphitheater.
4. It’s close to Spain!
If you love Spain almost as much as you love Portugal, a home in Tavira will work well for you. As Tavira is located just an hour’s drive from Spain, owning a home in Tavira means you can enjoy the best of both Portugal and Spain. With easy access to Andalusia, you can explore the rich history and culture of two countries.
5. Ria de Formosa Natural Reserve
If birdwatching, long walks and immersing yourself in nature is one of your favourite pastimes, you’ll enjoy daytrips to Ria de Formosa Natural Reserve. Keep an eye out for flamingos!
6. Lip-smacking local kitchen
One of the best ways to adapt to your new environment is to tuck into the local cuisine… and octopus is on the menu! Fancy has dick? In the fishing village of Santa Luzia, the food is particularly tasty.
7. Fuss-free travel
Tavira is just a 30-minute drive from Faro International Airport, with budget-friendly flights from the UK available throughout the year. Additionally, airports in Seville and Málaga are easily accessible for those looking to explore Spain.
8. Lovely warm weather
Tavira enjoys warm summers and cooler, windy winters, with temperatures remaining pleasantly warm in May and October.
9. A great pick of property
Whether you’re after a land plot to construct your dream home, a ready-made apartment, or a mega villa, you’ll be able to find it in Tavira.
10. Attractive property prices
Starting budgets of €170,000 can secure a two-to-three-bedroom apartment in a prime location. Need something big enough for a family? You can get a four-bedroom country house with a garden and swimming pool for around €500,000. Modern homes close to the town centre and beachfront are available for at least €700,000, making Tavira an attractive investment opportunity.
Tavira is a captivating town that combines rich history, stunning beaches, and delicious cuisine, making it an appealing choice for those looking to buy a home in the Algarve. With its close proximity to Spain, diverse property options, and gorgeous climate, Tavira could the place in the Algarve that suits you beautifully.
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